So I’ve been taking birth control (Alesse 28) since November, and the main reason is to control cramps. The nurse said they would lessen the intensity of my periods and my cramps. However my periods/cramps are the same, still painful.
So I read about this thing called stacking, where you skip the placebo pills and go right to the next pack. 98% of the research I’ve googled came up with this result: skipping your periods is SAFE and a lot of woman/girls do it.
I tried it recently, and skipped my period. It worked, and I had tiny breakthrough bleeding and a little cramping but overall it’s way better than having a period. Now I told my mom this, and she freaked out. She said how my hormones are all screwed up now, my mood swings are way worse, I’m getting depressed, etc etc. She also seems to believe, along with my dad, that skipping my period is not safe and is harming my body. I tried to tell them that it’s perfectly normal and mood swings could probably just be a side effect, who cares?
My question is: is it really okay to do this? Do any of you skip periods? I’m going to see the nurse on Monday to talk to her about it and ask about depression as a side effect, but mostly the stacking thing. (Just for some extra info, I’m 17)